Thanks everyone! I will take outdoor video tonight. After 70sec run on max body is too hot to hold and after 2 minutes too hold to touch. However, flashlight is very usable on other mods with loads of light. On low I’m reading 200mA and 1.9A on medium. Calculated runtime on max is more than 12 minutes so in short bursts it’s not too bad if you want massive wall of light right out of your pocket. Compared to my 100w halogen bulb rated at 1800 lumens without deffuser, to my eyes it is noticeable brighter. I would say it’s more than 2100 lumens and without lens over 2500. I’ve chosen zoomie over reflector based light because I wanted only flood in tiny package but still I have option of zooming for better throw, 120m easily. Heat managment in sk98 is very good since cooling fins are right under screwed pill and that’s the reason why I’ve chosen it over other zoomies.
Here is requested outdoor video . It’s captured with Sony Xperia U. Up-close objects are too bright and further objects are to dim. It doesn’t represent real experience, that’s why a had both lights just to get you an idea how it looks compared.
I had slightly problems with mode memory which I don’t like :Sp . You can see components in video description.
Beam looks great in flood and throw. Your video kind of swings around a lot. I imagine it's hard to work the light and record at the same time. Thank you for taking the time to provide the video. You got me wanting one of these now.
Nice build mtg2 sk98 build!! I like the way you fabricated extra copper for the heatsinking, trust me, this light runs HOT when its zoomed out
For my build, I played cheat and used a bunch of singapore 1 cent coins (made mainly of copper) stacked against the back
Sadly though, it seems to lose a lot of light upon zooming out, probably need larger asperics as the sk98 is still too small, ive moved my mtg2 from the sk98 to a smiling shark sse7 (ultrafire z5 1x 28650 clone), aspheric is now 28mm instead of 20mm
Its a hollow pill, so I filled the entire length of with thermal paste and stacks of 1 cent coins
It seems to throw slightly better, have you ever considered shaving the mtg2?
I saw your topic, good work. I would only replace/modify switch because stock has relatively high resistance and over the time resistance will increase. My idea of building MT-G2 pocket zoomie was only massive flood so I have no need for shaving or dedoming . To me, zooming is just an option if I need a bit of extra throw. For pocket thrower I have sk98 with dedomed XP-G2 which was before dedomed XM-L2 and in the near future it will be dedomed XP-E2 for max range. About sse7… I saw how xm-l looks under 28mm aspheric. It just looks like it have more throw but that is just illusion because lens has longer focal length (even more light is wasted) thus spot looks smaller. For best light efficiency host had to be reflector based with AR lens (something like convoy S series with SMO lens for truly pocketable lumen monster).
Yeah can’t compare with an XP-G2 or E2… Maybe using special optical lenses? (Ahortons?)
I guess there’s not one light that can do all, I tried putting it into a convoy m2 before, it had great hotspot, but i still prefer the versatility of zoom aspheric hosts… still, even with 20%~ or so loss having 2000+ lumens in a small package still isn’t really a bad thing
I’m becoming a big fan of dedomed XPG2 in small aspherics…. reasonable flood with great throw.
XML2 or MTG2 in aspherics… not as much. You get great flood with the option to goto spot mode for some slight additional throw when needed. It’s a reasonable compromise, but you’d never carry a light like that for throw.
Yeah i agree too… i dedomed a xpe from a random light lying around and put it into an SK98, surprisingly it threw really well, the beam is pencil thin and it flew pretty far, and when un-zoomed it floods reasonably well…
I feel I am missing the explanation of how you are giving it enough current to need the copper heat transfer parts. From the Cree site, 3 A at 6 V. There doesn’t seem to be enough 7135s and maybe not enough batteries for that.